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A slice of Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake

Tart apples and spicy cinnamon combine to make yet another winner of an apple dessert with my Apple Coffee Cake! Dessert for breakfast is always a hit!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Coffee Cake, Apple Coffee Cake recipe, how do I make Apple Coffee Cake, how to make Apple Coffee Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 741kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups granny smith apples, peeled and chopped

Crumb Topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, warm, melted
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour


  • Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; Set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing until yellow disappears. Mix in vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to cream mixture alternating with the sour cream until well combined. 
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the sour cream until well combined. Fold in the apples.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish, spread evenly with an offset spatula. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the Topping. Whisk together both sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until combined. Add warm melted butter and stir until combined.
  • Add flour and mix with fork until clumps form (topping should look a bit wet). Set aside.
  • Remove cake from oven and spread crumb topping clumps (don't press them down) evenly over partially baked coffee cake, covering completely. Topping will be thick.
  • Return to oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs (not batter). About 20-25 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack at least 30 minutes.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 741kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 3.3mg